Ginger Bread 'Things'
These are such a classic favourite with kids and they not only taste delicious, you can make a tonne of them to keep lunch boxes supplied and if you have the patience, you can double this up as a kids activity at the same time. These are great because:
Great for lunch boxes
After school and activity snacks
Easy to transport and easy to eat!
You can make the dough the night before
You can make a double batch, and freeze them for when you need them
You can work smart and create a kids activity and a lunch box treat at the same time!
I usually throw all the ingredients into my food processor and blitz it to a dough then leave it in the fridge for half an hour. I then divide it up for the kids and let them loose with the cookie cutters. Yes, it does get a bit messy but they love playing with the dough and creating their own designs and you can get on with something else whilst they are creating. You have snacks for the week and the kids have done something they love to do. Win, win.
1 cup of wholemeal flour
1 cup of spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup coconut sugar or rapadura*
Throw everything in a food processor and blitz til you get a dough. Give it a bit of a knead then cover and put in the fridge for half an hour. Remove from fridge, knead to make it flexible then roll and make shapes.
Cook in moderate oven for about 20 minutes.
You can use normal sugar but coconut sugar and rapadura are both healthier options